Found February 20, 2013 on We Should Be GM's:
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When asked about whether to bat Jimmy Rollins leadoff or not, Phillies skipper Charlie Manuel replied with..."I don't think you guys ever see the value in Jimmy Rollins. He's averaged 75-90 RBIs a year. That's what he averages. He scored [102] runs last year. Who's he knocking in? He's knocking in the eighth and ninth hitter. Why does he knock them in? Because he can hit doubles and triples and homers. That's why. He gets extra-base hits. Those guys [on base] are usually not good runners and they're slow, and they're not good baserunners.  We had Juan Pierre last year. You were always asking why Pierre didn't lead off? Because for me, Rollins is a better leadoff hitter. And you can say Pierre hit .300 and Rollins hit .250 or .260, but Rollins' .250 or .260 had more value to it than Pierre's .300.  He's been my leadoff hitter ever since I've been here. When I see Ben Revere hit and see him play, we'll sit down and talk abou...
6 Comments:
  • You're way over the line calling Charlie a liar. If you know anything about his history, you should be in awe of him. Do a little research and perhaps you won't come off as such a giant a$$hole!
  • F the phaggot phailies and their phruity phans.
  • Who the hell wrote this piece of b.s.? Is it just inciteful to elicit hits? Did you ever honestly play the sport or any sports for that matter? Or are you another Howie Roseman? While entitled to your opinion, you are way off base here! Charlie, continue with your gameplan and fa get about deez online bs bloggers, cause dats all they are!! ps. to the author, that last sentence was written with some Philly sarcasm in case it went over your head like your opinion!
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